2015/16: After receiving NBL Rookie of the Year in 2014/15, Brandt’s role seemed destined to increase. The Sydney Kings front-court depth posed an initial challenge but, when an injury to Julian Khazzouh afforded Brandt an opportunity with the starters, the centre stood up in a big way. After playing just 10 minutes per game to start the season, Brandt closed 2015 on a tear, averaging 10.5 points and over 21 minutes of play per game. Brandt featured in every game for the Kings, finishing the season with averages of 8.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, with his energy and interior presence endearing himself to Trevor Gleeson and the Wildcats staff ahead of his move to Perth for the 2016/17 season.
Career: Angus Brandt joins the Wildcats after an impressive college career at Oregon State University and some experience in the NBL. The 208cm centre averaged 12.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game throughout his senior year at OSU, before signing his first professional contract with the Sydney Kings. Brandt was awarded NBL Rookie of the Year in 2014/15, earning an increased role in the Kings 2015/16 campaign. At the conclusion of the NBL season, Brandt spent time in Lithuania, where he helped BC Neptunas to a Grand Final series, contributing 4.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. The centre joined the Boomers on a four game series against China in 2014, and also represented Australia at the World University Games in 2011.